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Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked To Townsend Farms Frozen Berries From Costco

Some 30 cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Colorado and four other states that have been linked to frozen mixed berries purchased from Costco.

05/31/2013

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New Law Changes Life Of Colorado Cystic Fibrosis Patient

Sometimes it seems like nothing gets done in the U.S. Congress, but one simple law has profoundly changed the life of one Colorado child.

05/11/2013

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The Attack Of The Robots

Go under the knife, and the odds are good that a robot may be the one wielding the scalpel. More and more surgeries are being done via ” robotics,” and the FDA is looking into an reported increase in the number of complications during robotic procedures. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida says there are questions you should ask before having surgery — no matter who is doing the cutting.

04/10/2013

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Chomp As Long As You Need

If you’ve tried to use gum, patches or nicotine lozenges to help you quit smoking, you know how hard it is to follow the timeframes on the instructions. But now the FDA has loosened the reins on the rules, CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports.

04/01/2013

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President Of Dog Treat Company Stands By Product Despite Recall

Kasel Associates Industries Inc. is recalling all pet treats it manufactured from April 20 through Sept. 19, 2012 due to potential contamination with Salmonella. The move comes after the Colorado Department of Agriculture tested a retail sample.

02/22/2013

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FDA Wants To Give Nutrition Labels An Overhaul

Those who get confused at the grocery store looking at the nutrition labels on food items are not alone — the government admits they can be confusing. Now there’s a call for change.

01/23/2013

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FDA Proposes Sweeping New Food Safety Rules

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.

01/04/2013

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Don’t Do It … Unless

Would you swallow some pills you found on the street? That’s basically what you may be doing if you’re using an online pharmacy. Some are good sites … most are bad. Dr. Dave Hnida explains a new program to help you avoid online medication traps.

09/28/2012

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Snap, Crackle, Arsenic?

A new report says you may be getting a surprise as you are eating rice: arsenic. And as you probably know, arsenic is not good for you. Right now, there’s a lot of disagreement about this report. Dr. Dave Hnida has some tips.

09/19/2012

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FDA Urged To Set Standards For Arsenic In Rice

The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of the carcinogen can be present in food.

09/19/2012

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